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Crisis Clinician

Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen, for the post of Crisis Clinicians within the Teesside Crisis Service .

The focus of the team is to provide an alternative to in-patient care, focusing on people experiencing severe mental health difficulties that should be treated in the least restrictive environment with the minimum of disruption to their lives.

Main duties of the job

The team will work with medical colleagues in the assessment of existing clients and new referrals presenting in crisis to provide short-term intervention as an alternative to in-patient care. The team will liaise closely with community services, in-patient care and other locality based services as well as all relevant non statutory agencies to ensure a seamless provision of care.

The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of both new and existing service users ensuring all care is planed, implemented, reviewed and evaluated where required.

The post holder will demonstrate and deliver a wide range of clinical skills, practical procedures and nursing interventions, which will directly enhance the effectiveness of treatment to the individual.

The post holder will develop close, effective working relationships with personnel concerned with planning and delivering care to the defined group and ensure input into all multi-agency/disciplinary meetings and groups where appropriate.

About us

We are geographically one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country with an annual income of £423m and a workforce of over 7,500 staff operating from around 160 sites. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and learning disability services for the people of County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, NorthYorkshire, York and Selby, serving a population of around 2 million people. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with 8 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Our alues
The most important way we will get there is by living our values all of the time. These are:
  • Respect - listening, inclusive, working in partnership
  • Compassion - kind, supporting, recognising and celebrating
  • Responsibility - honest learning, ambitious

Job description Job responsibilities

Promotes and maintains safety, privacy and dignity of all patients in the delivery of patient centred care, recognising and respecting differences including spiritual and cultural beliefs.

Takes steps to obtain patient consent to care and treatment in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring that patients who lack mental capacity remain at the centre of decision-making and are fully safeguarded. Acts, wherever applicable, in accordance with the Mental Health Act and associated policies and procedures.

Responsible for recognising the potential for or signs of patient harm, abuse or neglect, including poor clinical practice, reporting all such concerns and taking all reasonable steps to protect the patient. Responsible for identifying and reporting concerns regarding the safeguarding of children who may be at risk.

Responsible for ensuring the highest professional standards and attitudes towards the care of patients are maintained at all times and that care is delivered in accordance with evidence based practice by all members of the team. Patients have a range of mental health conditions (and/or may present with learning disabilities at initial assessment), may demonstrate behaviours that challenge and may have difficult family situations of relevance, a history of child abuse etc.

Manages risk and provides care pertaining to the immediate situation and decides the appropriate course of action e.g. short term home treatment provided by the Crisis Team, referral to community mental health teams or counselling services or admission to an inpatient unit.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Additional contact details

Annette Kelly, Louise Thompson, Dannii Atkinson - Advanced Practitioners 01642 680717

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • RNMH, current professional registration with NMC or Social Worker, current professional registration with HCPC.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
  • MIP, FLIP, ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice or City & Guilds 730 Teaching in Adult Education
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Key skills in literacy, numeracy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience working with people with mental ill health in a community setting
  • Working collaboratively with service users and their families/carers.
  • Providing clinical supervision.
  • Quality improvement activities
  • Leadership or management experience
Knowledge Essential
  • Demonstrable knowledge to post-graduate level of evidence-based practice in caring for patients in the designated field
  • Understanding of relevant legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act).
  • Detailed understanding of Safeguarding and its application in practice
  • Understanding of psychological models of care and treatment.
  • The Trust's Quality Improvement System (QIS)

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